Blue Mountain Resort is a popular ski and snowboard destination located in the Niagara Escarpment of Ontario, Canada. With more than 30 trails and an elevation change of over 740 feet, Blue Mountain Resort offers a variety of trails for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. The resort features several terrain parks, including the Summit Park, the Base Camp Terrain Park, and the North Base Terrain Park, which offer a range of features and challenges for freestyle skiers and snowboarders.
Blue Mountain Resort receives an average of around 100 inches of snowfall per season, which allows for a long ski season that typically runs from November through April.
We recently ranked all of Ontario's ski resorts, so you can see where Blue Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Blue Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Blue Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Blue Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Blue Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Blue Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Blue Mountain has a total of 34 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Blue Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 251 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 102 hectares, 0.4 square miles, or 1.0 square kilometers.
Blue Mountain's slopes see on average 110 inches (2.8 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 9 feet every year!
Blue Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Blue Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,482 feet, or 452 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 740 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 742 feet (226 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Blue Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Blue Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
46.7out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Blue Mountain has 251 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Blue Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 17% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 83%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Blue Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Blue Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 83% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Blue Mountain Ski Resort Location
Blue Mountain Ski Resort is located in the province of Ontario, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of The Blue Mountains, ON.
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Getting to Blue Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Blue Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.50400, -80.31200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of The Blue Mountains, ON to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Blue Mountain Ski Resort.
|Lester B. Pearson International Airport||YYZ||Toronto, ON||107 km|
|Buffalo Niagara International Airport||BUF||Buffalo, NY||215 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Blue Mountain.
|Waterloo Airport||YKF||Kitchener, ON||116 km|
|Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport||YTZ||Toronto, ON||122 km|
|John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport||YHM||Hamilton, ON||151 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Blue Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Blue Mountain Ski Resort.
|Mansfield Ski Club||Mansfield, ON||1,227 ft||41%||40 km|
|Snow Valley Ski Resort||Minesing, ON||1,053 ft||30%||43 km|
|Horseshoe Resort||Barrie, ON||1,332 ft||37%||51 km|
|Mount St. Louis Moonstone||Coldwater, ON||1,252 ft||29%||53 km|
|Hockley Valley Resort||Mono, ON||1,387 ft||46%||62 km|
|Mount Chinguacousy||Brampton, ON||777 ft||13%||98 km|
|Uplands Ski Centre||Thornhill, ON||656 ft||13%||103 km|
|Earl Bales Ski & Snowboard Centre||North York, ON||633 ft||22%||109 km|
|Centennial Park Ski & Snowboard Centre||Etobicoke, ON||557 ft||19%||110 km|
|Skyloft Ski Resort||Uxbridge, ON||1,330 ft||34%||112 km|
|Lakeridge Resort||Uxbridge, ON||1,213 ft||23%||113 km|
|Dagmar Resort||Uxbridge, ON||653 ft||18%||114 km|
|Glen Eden||Milton, ON||1,049 ft||13%||115 km|
|Chicopee||Kitchener, ON||1,213 ft||33%||119 km|
|Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area||Huntsville, ON||1,276 ft||21%||133 km|
|Devil's Elbow Ski Area||Bethany, ON||0 ft||29%||141 km|
|Brimacombe||Orono, ON||1,020 ft||23%||148 km|
|Sir Sam's Ski Area||Eagle Lake, ON||1,450 ft||43%||160 km|
Blue Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,482 ft|
|Base Elevation||740 ft|
|Vertical Drop||742 ft|
(17% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, 41% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||110 inches|